|Purred: Tue Jan 31, '12 6:23am PST |
|I have an indoor/outdoor cat (Elvis). My cat has been housetrained forever... NOT litter-box trained (I mean, he IS litterbox trained but that's not what I'm talking about)... He's HOUSETRAINED. Or, at least, he WAS. We don't have a litterbox in the house (we used to have one in the basement of our old house, and that's probably how he became housetrained...), so he stands at the door and meows or paces if he needs to go outside to use the bathroom, or he takes a running leap across the bedroom and lands on your stomach knocking the air out of you and waking you up if it's in the middle of the night and he has to go out. He's done this forever. When we moved, he still did it. It didn't change anything.
BUT... a few months ago, a random kitten (Satan) showed up at our house. It was so little I felt bad leaving it outside because the dogs were being mean to it... so we got a litter box and put it in the house. The kitten eventually became an outdoor cat. Elvis, though, still comes in the house whenever he wants because he's (1) not annoying, and (2) he's getting older.. he's about 12 years old in people years. Since the kitten was in the house with the litterbox, Elvis doesn't seem to be housetrained anymore. He pees and poops on the rug in my children's bathroom and he poops in my bathtub. WHAT IN THE WORLD?! I thought it was soo awesome I had a housetrained cat, but now it's like he doesn't even bother to try and go outside to use the bathroom. How do I fix this? How do I make him housetrained again?
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